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Why Take Engagement Photos?

May 23rd, 2011 by Jeannine

Carol-Ann Photography

It’s becoming more common for couples to have an engagement photoshoot.  At first, you might think, why?  Isn’t that just an extra, unnecessary expense?  Not necessarily because more photographers are now including it when you book one of their packages.  I think it’s a great idea to do them for several reasons: An engagement shoot … Continue Reading…

Less is More

May 2nd, 2011 by Jeannine

Photo Courtesy Generation Photography

In my opinion, the most effective way to cut costs is by reducing the number of wedding guests. When coming up with a guestlist, there are a few things you have to consider: Do u want children attending? Co-workers? Family friends? Plus one’s? Who is allowed a plus one? Distant relatives? You have to get … Continue Reading…

Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Vendor

April 28th, 2011 by Jeannine

Hiring a Vendor

A couple needs all the help they can get on the wedding day. No doubt you will hire at least one vendor, if not then kudos to you for getting away with not hiring anyone! But for the rest of us, it’s important to trust whoever you’ve got working for you on the most important … Continue Reading…

Bridal Buyer Beware

April 12th, 2011 by Jeannine


We all know there are countless websites selling anything related to weddings. When I was planning our wedding, I wanted some Chinese take-out boxes and I found some decently priced ones at this specific site. I ordered them and days later, my credit card was charged but didn’t receive any confirmation whether it got shipped … Continue Reading…

Be Your Own DJ

April 6th, 2011 by Jeannine


I’ve always thought that DJ’s were unnecessary… maybe I just haven’t been impressed by the ones I’ve come across. Either way, we couldn’t justify the extra expense of $500+ in order to have someone play music for us. We looked into it and found that it was more economical to rent some speakers and have … Continue Reading…

DIY Makeup

March 30th, 2011 by Jeannine

Photo Courtesy Generation Photography

If you regularly wear makeup and wear it well, consider doing your own makeup on the big day. It’ll save you a good chunk of cash that can go towards another wedding expense. A couple of my bridesmaids did their own makeup for my wedding and they still looked beautiful, you couldn’t even tell it … Continue Reading…

It’s Time to Buy a Dress!

March 22nd, 2011 by Jeannine

Wedding dresses

Buying a wedding dress is one of the most anticipated moments for a bride-to-be. It was definitely my favourite part of the wedding planning process, but it also ended too quickly. Can you believe my dress ended up being the first one I tried on? I had a good approach to my dress hunt (my … Continue Reading…

Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Show – March 27

March 20th, 2011 by Jeannine

Fashion Show

Spring is finally here and that means the Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Show is just around the corner.  I’ve been to one of these shows before and I recommend going because it’s one of the biggest in Vancouver.  You’ll be able to meet some of the city’s top wedding vendors such as Bryan’s Bride, Erin … Continue Reading…

The Bottom Line

March 17th, 2011 by Jeannine

What's your bottom line?

So he got down on one knee, asked the question, you said yes, and called all your family and friends with the great news… What’s next? The dress? WRONG!!!  Sorry gals, as boring as this sounds the first thing you have to do is talk about your budget. When my husband and I got engaged, … Continue Reading…

The Wedding Binder

March 10th, 2011 by Jeannine


Can’t afford a wedding planner?  Me neither.  Be prepared to tackle on one of the most complicated, and most important events in your lives.  I did, and managed to survive at the end of it! So let me share with you something that really helped with the planning process: the wedding binder. You can find … Continue Reading…